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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

* From a letter sent to ABC 7 news director Jennifer Graves…

I am State Senator Sam McCann, Conservative Party candidate for Governor. On Wednesday, October 3, ABC 7 Chicago will partner with the League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund and Univision Chicago for a debate of gubernatorial candidates. However, even though I am certified on the general election ballot as a candidate for governor, as it stands currently, I have been informed that I will not be allowed to participate in the debate. To that end, I respectfully request a reconsideration of this decision.

Recently, I took part in a gubernatorial debate hosted by NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo. There, it was clear, both live on the debate stage and through the media coverage that followed, that my message is a voice for conservative voters and an integral part of the conversation regarding Illinois’ future.

Across the country, especially in Illinois, citizens are demanding more inclusiveness, transparency and fair play in our political process. Today most voters reject an outdated approach that recognizes only franchised, establishment candidates in the competition for votes. Furthermore, one of the tenets of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, a debate co-sponsor, is the notion that informed and active participation by citizen voters is essential to building and maintaining a productive, honest, and inclusive political environment.

At a time when the candidates of both major parties are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into this race, the people of Illinois deserve an opportunity to hear from all the candidates for governor, not just the two who can afford to hijack the TV airways. Despite their obscene spending, the two major party candidates continue to be viewed net unfavorably according to recent public polls. I proudly speak for millions of Illinoisans who believe that two billionaire candidates do not represent the interests of working people and believe we should have elections – not auctions.

Excluding any bona fide candidates would be in direct contradiction of the LWV’s mission of encouraging an informed and active citizenry and ensuring equitable competition for candidates. Therefore, I respectfully request that ABC 7 Chicago reconsider its decision to exclude me from its October 3 debate; any decision otherwise is simply a disservice to the citizens of Illinois.

Sincerely,

Sen. Sam McCann Candidate for Governor

* The Question: Should McCann be allowed into the ABC 7 debate? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.


survey service

- Posted by Rich Miller        

94 Comments
  1. - thunderspirit - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:44 am:

    Any candidate on the ballot should be invited.


  2. - Montrose - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:45 am:

    Unless they have a standard they use every election that only candidates polling over a certain number are invited, they should not exclude him.


  3. - Arsenal - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:46 am:

    Absolutely. The NBC debate showed that the ceiling doesn’t cave in when he’s there.


  4. - Fixer - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:46 am:

    Absolutely yes. Kash Jackson Grayson Winderwhatever should be invited to participate as well. If they’re on the ballot, they should at least be extended an invitation.


  5. - Ravenswood Right Winger - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:47 am:

    Yes, any candidate on the ballot for Governor should be allowed to participate in the debate.


  6. - Competition Of Ideas - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:49 am:

    If your name is going to be printed on the ballot, you are automatically a legitimate candidate and the debates should be open to those candidates. If we don’t get to hear them, how do we know who to vote for? I’d rather listen to Sam convince me then JB/Rauner commercials.


  7. - NeverPoliticallyCorrect - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:49 am:

    He’s on the ballot. That’s all the answer you need.


  8. - Peoples Republic of Oak Park - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:50 am:

    Yes, Sam is a deciding factor in this election to a very real constituency- Pro-Lifers. The state is 60-40 Pro-Choice to Pro-Life. If Pro-Lifers, take this chance to voter for their candidate for Governor they could get a friendly governor.


  9. - ChicagoVinny - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:51 am:

    Yes, he’s on the ballot.


  10. - Ole' Nelson - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:51 am:

    Let him speak ABC 7. Do we really want to limit our exposure to the ultra wealthy candidates that buy ads?


  11. - ANON - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:52 am:

    The last debate was a zoo with all four candidates. If you complained you wanted more substance/an issue based debate, you should only want candidates AT LEAST polling in the double digits to be there.


  12. - The Real Captain - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:53 am:

    yes, he is a viable candidate and will possibly win some downstate counties. While I fully disagree with him he deserves to be in the debates.


  13. - RNUG - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:54 am:

    Regardless of his attacks on Rauner, Sam does also does speak to some of the issues. That’s more than Rauner is doing, and Sam is a bit more specific than in has been.

    Plus he should be included simply because he is on the ballot.


  14. - Checkers - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:54 am:

    “any decision otherwise is simply a disservice…”

    I couldn’t agree more.


  15. - Actual Red - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:54 am:

    I think McCann’s policy goals are odious, but more transparency, more room for third parties, more issues being debated, and more voices in the room are all healthy for democracy.


  16. - Maestro - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:56 am:

    This is why nobody takes ABC or its news seriously. Those two candidates are polling about 10-11 percent. There is anouther 10-12 percent Undecided. They deserve to be heard.


  17. - Thomas Paine - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:57 am:

    The policy of only including “frontrunner” candidates is a disservice to our democracy, and becomes a vicous, self-fullfilling prophesy.

    Pritzker ought to tell ABC he is withdrawing ifvall of the candidates are not included.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:57 am:

    ===This is why nobody takes ABC or its news seriously.===

    … and yet, ABC7 Chicago News continues to be the highest rated news in the market.

    Hmm.


  19. - Louis G. Atsaves - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 9:58 am:

    No, he is a sham candidate claiming to be a conservative while being financed by labor unions and assisted by getting onto the ballot by Mike Madigan’s attorney.

    And we all know (wink/wink) that Mr. Madigan has never, ever put sham candidates on the ballot, specially in his own legislative district.


  20. - Perrid - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:00 am:

    I voted yes because he’s on the ballot, but I really don’t want him or Kash there. They are a distraction as far as I’m concerned, and likely to just add to the chaos and help the two actual contenders not really answer any questions.


  21. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:01 am:

    Yes, for two reasons:

    1. Historically, the Democratic and Republican parties in Illinois have worked together to make laws that greatly hamper the ability to establish third-parties to challenge their dominance in government.

    I don’t think the press and goo-goo organizations should protect that duopoly. If you can jump through the high hoops to get on the ballot as a third-party, you should be heard so people have more choices.

    2. I really want to see McCann wind up Rauner again.

    Both of those are valid reasons. One is probably more reasonable than the other.


  22. - Lt. Turmoil - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:03 am:

    Any candidate that can actually get on the ballot for a statewide race deserves to be included, IMO.


  23. - Illinois Voter - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:03 am:

    Isn’t it imperative that Illinoisans of voting age, have ALL the information available before deciding for whom they should vote?
    Why WOULDN’T a legitimate candidate that met all of the necessary legal ballot requirements, be invited to debate with the other candidates.
    Who is to say what the people should see?
    That said, I think it’s safe to say that McCann owned that podium last Thursday.
    What is ABC afraid of?


  24. - OneMan - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:04 am:

    Yes
    On the ballot, in the debate.


  25. - Duopoly - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:04 am:

    Yes - he is a candidate and we need more information, not less. Also would like to see how the other candidates respond to his ideas.
    The only argument made for excluding other candidates is that ignorance makes voter “choice” simpler. In general, the idea of excluding non 2 party candidates becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you don’t think they have a chance of success, exclude them. When excluded it hurtsany chance they may have had.


  26. - Retired Educator - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:06 am:

    Sam is a player in this election. It may very well be decided by his vote totals. The people have a right to hear all voices, and opinions. To decide who should be heard, and who should be silenced, is not the right of any organization, or TV station.


  27. - Ole' Nelson - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:06 am:

    ABC 7

    If he is left out, who will represent the socially conservative pro-life voters?


  28. - Evanstonian - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:07 am:

    Should ABC be required to give a platform to a guy who thinks the biggest problems facing our state is giving poor women access to healthcare and preventing the Trump administration from rounding up immigrants? Pass.


  29. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:08 am:

    If he is polling over the 5% threshold to have a party remain on the ballot for the next election then yes.


  30. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:09 am:

    He made it on the ballot, he should be in. It would be nice if this debate was available statewide. Only Chicago station on our cable system is WGN.


  31. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:10 am:

    5% threshold in a public poll has always been the standard including for debates I’ve worked with ABC7. Don’t know why it should be different now other than the governor doesn’t want McCann anywhere near the stage.


  32. - Matts - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:16 am:

    Yes. Indubidably (got that from 3 Stooges). However I have to disagree with Wordslinger’s last sentence. I think #2 outweighs all other considerations.


  33. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:18 am:

    We voted “yes” cause CommandoIves nearly took out GovJunk is March
    BTW we are still tryin’ to understand how the Tribbies cut Sam and kash out of their little hootenanny. We do understand Katrina gets to pick, but there seems to be a need for a check and balance.


  34. - Middleman - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:20 am:

    Right or wrong, he is a candidate and deserves to be heard.


  35. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:20 am:

    ===This is why nobody takes ABC or its news seriously===

    LOL

    Number one news program in Chicagoland.

    Also, this is why? This?


  36. - 4 percent - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:22 am:

    I thought mccann polled at 4% in the nbc poll. Close to 5% is not 5%. Was there a more recent poll i missed? He hasnt spent enough to be taken seriously.


  37. - Anon62704 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:28 am:

    He’s on the ballot, he should get the chance to make his case to the electorate.

    Wonder if he’ll also be excluded from the third debate.

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  38. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:29 am:

    Rich,

    Did ABC give any reason why they are excluding McCann? Don’t they have a 5% threshold this year like in years past? If this is a League of Women Voters/ABC debate, then complaints should also be directed at the League.


  39. - theq - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:30 am:

    yes he is on the ballot


  40. - lakeside - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:30 am:

    Agree with wordslinger’s #1.

    It’s a closed loop problem: third party candidates aren’t allowed on the stage, so they don’t get heard/support, so they shouldn’t be allowed on the stage because they don’t have support.

    (and agree with wordslinger’s #2 for funsies.)


  41. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:32 am:

    Voted “no”

    “Why?”

    To be consistent in my beliefs, the 5% threshold is the bar a candidate needs to make.

    McCann had weeks to get his numbers up. They chose not to.

    Would I “love” to see McCann in there, mixing it up with Rauner?

    Yep.

    Did McCann do the necessary things to be there?

    Nope.

    Voted “No”

    Bummed… but still no.


  42. - Fixer - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:33 am:

    Any word on if Jackson has reached out regarding this as well?


  43. - Dupage Bard - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:34 am:

    Very surprising usually the League of Women Voters is about access and information. I have never heard of them excluding candidates or segregating based on polling.
    Too bad the League can’t be relied on anymore for open and accessible voter information.


  44. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:36 am:

    Willy,

    I too believe in the 5% threshold. There have been two recent public polls. The NBC/Marist poll and the Research America poll. One had McCann at 6 and Jackson at 4. The other was flipped which means they are both averaging 5% and should be included.


  45. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:38 am:

    “Very surprising usually the League of Women Voters is about access and information. I have never heard of them excluding candidates or segregating based on polling.”

    In my experience, the League uses the 5% on a public poll threshold which is why this makes no sense. Only thing I can think of is perhaps Rauner said he wouldn’t show up unless they excluded the other two.


  46. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:39 am:

    - Chicago Cynic -

    I hear ya.

    Lots of words by McCann’s Camp when the sentence you wrote should’ve put the matter to bed.

    It’s odd they didn’t include that in all those words.

    I guess that’s where I stand, but I’m with ya. Yep.


  47. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:40 am:

    –Only thing I can think of is perhaps Rauner said he wouldn’t show up unless they excluded the other two.–

    You’re polling at 30%, you’ll show up anywhere there’s a TV camera, under any circumstances.


  48. - LathamPlace - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:57 am:

    Anyone on the ballot should be invited to participate. Plain and simple.


  49. - Chunga - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 10:59 am:

    Number 1 rated news in Chicago.
    That’s because of Cheryl Scott.


  50. - Downstate Dem - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:00 am:

    I voted yes. McCann may not have reached 5% but I still believe he is enough of a candidate to be there. It is still a very small group.


  51. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:04 am:

    “Lots of words by McCann’s Camp when the sentence you wrote should’ve put the matter to bed. It’s odd they didn’t include that in all those words.”

    Yea, that is very odd. Probably don’t have the highest quality help over in that camp.


  52. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:07 am:

    I didn’t realize anyone took commercial tv news seriously. Last I checked, the news was about who was winning at whatever reality show the network wanted touted that day.


  53. - a drop in - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:09 am:

    All those wanting everyone on the ballot included, will you feel the same way about the mayoral debates?


  54. - ZC - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:15 am:

    If he really is under 5% in a range of credible polls, then no, he shouldn’t be there.

    It’s a generous threshold frankly to third party candidates. You rarely go from 5% to 34% in a month. At this point the voters need maximum information to decide among the viable candidates.

    I assume Jesse “the Body” Ventura was above 5% in Minnesota at this stage of the race in 1998, otherwise I might think about changing my standard.


  55. - Chris P. Bacon - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:18 am:

    Absolutely Sam McCann should be in the debate. Don’t even know what it’s a question. He’s a legitimate candidate, a current public official, and does have material support.

    Plus McCann really gets under Rauner’s skin which has potential for dramatic moments making this race something other than the snoozefest it mostly is.


  56. - Peoples Republic of Oak Park - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:21 am:

    Its 10% not 5%. This is a recent change as of June of 2018. Sam was at 6% in the IBA poll.

    http://www.lwvil.org/uploads/1/5/9/8/15985276/lwvilef_candidate_participation_policy.pdf


  57. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:23 am:

    I think that they should begin the debate by mentioning the candidates who were not invited (I presume they did not poll above a certain threshold)and explain why. As compensation they can display the URLs of their websites. But, so very often, voters cannot get answers to their questions when there are too many voices. If the election were months away, maybe they could have caught up, but this debate is so soon before the election.


  58. - Glengarry - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:33 am:

    He’s on the ballot which gives him my yes vote. Plus he’s entertaining when sparring with Rauner or Pritzker.


  59. - theCardinal - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:38 am:

    I say Let em all in… otherswise it will be mindnumbingly painful to watch Abbot and Costello schtick. At least with 4 or so up there it will be somewhat entertaining to hear what other brand of sillyness is out there.


  60. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:46 am:

    YES
    Or I won’t watch.


  61. - Streamwood Retiree - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:46 am:

    Yes. I agree with wordslinger. All balloted candidates should be heard from. It’s hard to get on the ballot in Illinois. I see there is no Green Party candidate.

    Even crazy Jackson. Let the voters see how ceazy he is. Maybe next time they pay more attention to the primary.

    If Rauner won’t appear, let the other three debate the empty chair. And make sure the chair is there!


  62. - Supreme Allied Commander - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:47 am:

    Every candidate should be allowed to participate in every debate. This is obvious.


  63. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:51 am:

    Boy I sure will miss the “Conservative Republican” who has nothing bad to say about the Democratic nominee and frontrunner JB Pritzker and just criticizes Governor Rauner.

    If he was a real candidate, I would expect Sam Mc Cann to be sounding the alarm bells to his conservative constituency about how much more liberal JB is than Governor Rauner.


  64. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:58 am:

    ===and just criticizes Governor Rauner===

    Well, yeah. That’s the program. Plus, after what Rauner tried to do to him a couple of years ago, it’s tough to blame him.


  65. - Professor - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:59 am:

    Yes, he is legitimately on the ballot. To not include him is an affront to our democracy.


  66. - Gus - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 12:02 pm:

    Transparency starts at home.


  67. - don the legend - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 12:13 pm:

    ==Boy I sure will miss the “Conservative Republican” who has nothing bad to say about the Democratic nominee and frontrunner JB Pritzker and just criticizes Governor Rauner==

    LP, How do you support such a weak, whiny pathetic candidate as Rauner? All you ever do is prop him up. He does not deserve your passionate yet misguided defense.


  68. - Robert the Bruce - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 12:20 pm:

    All balloted candidates seems like too low a standard.

    I’m not a fan of the 10% standard. But get to the 5%. In McCann’s case, it seems close - 4% in the most recent poll; 6% in the less recent poll. Take a straight average, he’s at 5%, but not above 5%. Weight the more recent one higher, and he’s below 5%. So it could go either way…there’s some margin for error too of course.

    He’s had some chance to rise in the polling and hasn’t. His letter didn’t even make a case for being above 5%.

    Polling right at 5%. He was included last time, not this time. Seems roughly fair to me. More time for more follow-up questions of Rauner and J.B. with only two candidates on stage. This seems better for undecided voters.


  69. - Stumpy's bunker - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 12:21 pm:

    Yes, because he represents a significant portion of the pre-Raunerite Republican Party which has been marginalized and/or abandoned.


  70. - Robert the Bruce - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 12:24 pm:

    Given how many votes Ives received, it’s quite a failure by McCann to be at just 5%.


  71. - Timmeh - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 12:39 pm:

    ==If he was a real candidate, I would expect Sam Mc Cann to be sounding the alarm bells to his conservative constituency about how much more liberal JB is than Governor Rauner. ==

    Would you need to be told?


  72. - Been there, done that - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 1:10 pm:

    “Boy I sure will miss the “Conservative Republican” who has nothing bad to say about the Democratic nominee and frontrunner JB Pritzker and just criticizes Governor Rauner”
    Last I checked, Rauner has a record as Governor that Pritzker is lacking - so sure it is easier to go after him for that reason.


  73. - James Knell - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 1:13 pm:

    I voted to include him. He’s a sitting state senator, he’s on the ballot, he has raised some money, and he has some endorsements. Also, there is a major fracture in the Republican Party and McCann is likely to get some Dems and Indies to vote for him. To me, he is a viable candidate and should be included.


  74. - anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 1:14 pm:

    Yes, he should be invited to the debate. He is on the ballot, so include all candidates, in my opinion.


  75. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 1:19 pm:

    LOL

    ===…a sham candidate claiming to be a conservative while being financed by labor unions…===

    Never met conservative trade union members?

    For the love of Pete, - Louis G Atsaves -, your Twitter has a picture of Ronald Reagan at Wrigley… who do you think were Reagan Democrats in the 80s?

    Geez, Louise man…


  76. - philadel - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 1:28 pm:

    Not surprising that Channel 7 won’t allow this non-Establishment candidate in the forum. ABC7 has always been a charter member of the Chicago Political Establishment.

    Back in the day, when their website allowed visitors to comment, it was practically impossible to leave a negative comment about Richard M. Daley without it being deleted by the moderator.


  77. - philadel - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 1:40 pm:

    - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:07 am:

    Best post of the day.


  78. - Rabid - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 1:58 pm:

    What does JB think? What does the freedom of speach govenor think


  79. - Justice - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 2:35 pm:

    Sam McCann is on the ballot and should be included in the debate. He is a legitimate candidate.


  80. - AugzBabe - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 2:37 pm:

    Senator McCann should be included in all debates. He has worked hard and fulfilled all qualifications to be on our ballot.
    Let us have an election–not an auction between two billionaires.


  81. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 3:17 pm:

    “Its 10% not 5%. This is a recent change as of June of 2018. Sam was at 6% in the IBA poll.”

    That’s disappointing but at least it’s an explanation. Not sure why they changed that standard to 10% and wonder if Rauner had anything to say about that.


  82. - Left Leaner - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 3:22 pm:

    I’m all for a healthy democracy, more voices, third party candidates, etc., but if you can’t get your numbers over 5%, who are you really speaking for or to?

    McCann hasn’t run a serious campaign. You want to be invited to the party, put in the work, get your numbers up, and show that you deserve to be part of the conversation instead of a mildly entertaining stone thrower.


  83. - #libertarianTodd - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 3:39 pm:

    Both Senator Sam (Conservative Party) & Libertarian Party candidate Kash Jackson should be included. Both filed petitions containing from 45,000 to 65,000 signatures to earn a spot on the 2018 Gubernatorial Ballot.


  84. - RNUG - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 4:43 pm:

    == McCann hasn’t run a serious campaign. ==

    Then why is Sam campaigning in person every day all over the State?

    He can’t afford the heavy TV spending that Rauner and JB are doing. But you do see him in low cost areas like social media. He’s being as serious a candidate as he can be on the funds he has.

    And before you totally rule him out, there was this guy back in the early ’70s that walked the State campaigning … think we ended up calling him Governor Walker.


  85. - RNUG - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 4:51 pm:

    Traditionally, RSEA hears from the Governor candidates in an election year.

    This year RSEA has already hosted presentations by Sam and JB, and will be hearing from Bruce this month.


  86. - Monica - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 6:02 pm:

    Voters should have the opportunity to hear from ALL candidates on the ballot, not have someone else decide for them who is worthy of their consideration. Isnt that part of the democratic process? Or should we only hear from the candidates with millions of dollars to buy their own exposure? Sam McCann isn’t some Johnny-come-lately who’s running on a lark. Hes an Illinois State Senator who’s been campaigning hard for months. Hes earned his place as a legitimate candidate and should be respected as such.


  87. - Yu2 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 6:54 pm:

    If they don’t let him on, boycott the sponsors.


  88. - Rabid - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 7:18 pm:

    Did abc 7 made up the 10% rule with LWV blessings


  89. - Deloris Summers - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 7:41 pm:

    Be strong and yes you can…….


  90. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 7:58 pm:

    Voters have the right to hear ALL the candidates. Not inviting them makes your organization look dishonest.


  91. - Robert - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 8:05 pm:

    “Third Party” candidates had to get 50,000 signatures to get on the ballot. While The two “Major” parties had to only get 5,000. This just goes to show that these “other” candidates are already willing to work harder than these billionaire types.


  92. - Rabid - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 8:16 pm:

    Just change it to 30% and Rauner can stay home


  93. - RNUG - Tuesday, Sep 25, 18 @ 11:58 pm:

    Following up on my 4:43pm comment … Sam was out at Capitol Airport to meet the returning Honor Flight tonight.


  94. - Jerry - Wednesday, Sep 26, 18 @ 9:26 am:

    Voted Yes. He’s on the ballot and should be heard. The Libertarian candidate too.


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